Save the Tatas steak dinner on April 13

(File) The 2nd annual Save the Tatas Steak Dinner fundraiser is set for April 13 at One More on the River in Millbrook. Funds from this event will help with the associated cost of the upcoming Save the Tatas Benefit Ride, which is set for July 27. Pictured above are motorcyclist making their way into Tallassee on the final leg of the poker run style benefit ride.


The hard-working women who organize the Save the Tatas benefit ride have scheduled the second annual steak dinner on April 13 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at One More on the River in Millbrook.

Tickets are $15 and includes steak, baked potato, salad, roll and dessert.

“We had a pretty good turnout (the first year),” Save the Tatas founder Helen Phillips said. “Everyone had a really good time and we thought we would try it again this year.”

The organizers are also working together to cook and serve the meal.

Funds from the event will help cover the associated cost of the annual Save the Tatas Benefit Ride, which begins in Wetumpka and ends in Tallassee at the VFW Post 5035.

“We are just getting started,” Phillips said. “We are holding this steak dinner to raise funds for the Save the Tatas. This is our kickoff for the year. This will help with operating funds so we can have the benefit ride.”

The poker run-style benefit ride on July 27 will take riders on a 125-mile course that begins in Wetumpka at Quail Walk Country Club and ends at the VFW Post 5035 in Tallassee.

Last year the benefit ride raised $9,206 and over the past eight years the organization has raised more than $51,000.

“It’s a lot of work but it is well worth it,” Phillips said. “We all, my staff and myself, we work our butts off between now and July.”

All proceeds from the benefit ride go directly to The Joy to Life Foundation.

Save the Tatas’ mission is providing free mammograms and other breast cancer screenings when necessary to medically underserved women in Alabama. Joy to Life also provides limited grants and strives to build and support breast cancer awareness among all Alabamians to promote overall health, well-being and education throughout the state.

To donate or for more information, contact Phillips at 334-531-2715 or visit the Facebook page Savethetatasbenefitride.